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U.S. Senator Blasts China For Selling Countries “Garbage Vaccines” and Prompts a Furious Media Backlash From Beijing

While U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian took swipes at one another on Tuesday over global vaccine distribution, another dispute broke out — this one between a prominent Republican Senator and the nationalist Chinese tabloid Global Times.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse published a column in the Wall Street Journal that called on the United States to vaccinate more than a billion people around the world before Thanksgiving in late November and said it should become the State Department’s top budget priority for the year.

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